Nihonia shimajiriensis MacNeil 1960 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cochlespiridae

Full reference: F. S. MacNeil. 1960. Tertiary and Quaternary Gastropoda of Okinawa: A comparison of the late Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene Gastropoda of Okinawa with related faunas of East Asia together with a resume of the geological setting of the fossiliferous deposits. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 339:1-148

Belongs to Nihonia according to F. S. MacNeil 1960

Sister taxon: Nihonia pervigo

Type specimen: USNM 562751, a shell. Its type locality is USGS 17445, Yonabaru, which is in a Pliocene offshore claystone in the Yonabaru Formation of Japan.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Japan (1 collection)

• Miocene of Japan (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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